The very first Doctor Who novel first produced in 1964 returns in 2022 with its own illustrated release!
The Daleks was the first Doctor Who serial to be adapted as a novel. Written by David Whitaker, the book was first published in hardback on 12 November 1964 by Frederick Muller Ltd as Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks.
A paperback release by Armada Books followed in October 1965 with a new cover and interior illustrations by Peter Archer.
Doctor Who and the Daleks will be rereleased in Hardback with breathtaking illustration by Robert Hack and a new introduction piece written by English author, Neil Gaiman.
The Daleks (also known as The Mutants and The Dead Planet) is the second serial of Doctor Who, which was first broadcast on BBC TV in seven weekly parts from 21 December 1963 to 1 February 1964. Written by Terry Nation and directed by Christopher Barry and Richard Martin, this story marks the first appearance of the show’s most popular villains, the Daleks, and the recurring Skaro people, the Thals.
In the serial, the First Doctor (William Hartnell), his granddaughter Susan Foreman (Carole Ann Ford), and her teachers Ian Chesterton (William Russell) and Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill) land in an alien jungle and are captured by the Daleks, a race of mutated creatures who survive off the radiation that remains in the atmosphere after a nuclear war with their enemies. As the group attempt to escape the Daleks, they discover more about the planet and the ensuing war, and attempt to broker a peace.
Doctor Who and the Daleks is due to be released on 3rd November 2022.
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